(Closed) (Very) inexpensive bouquet help

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Do you have a flower market somewhere near you? I am going to be doing my own flowers and buying the flowers at the market the day before.

This is a tutorial on making a bouquet from grocery store bought bunches of flowers which is pretty good and Iwill try and take some hints from it:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Wedding-bouquet–boutonniere/

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I am in the extremely tight budget category, too.

What are your colors?

I am actually growing my own flowers in our backyard and just going for the “wild flower” look. I’ve seen it done and I love it.. Sunflowers, zinnias, etc.

If you don’t have the space, maybe a friend or family member does?

Don’t know if this is an option for you or not, but I figured I’d throw it out there!

EDIT : I spent $15 on seeds and know for sure I will have more than enough for centerpieces, bouquets… everything. It will take time and a lotta TLC, but it will make my wedding day all the more special 🙂

 

Post # 5
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216 posts
Helper bee

good job, gocubbies! That’s so earthy and I love it.

I think the bouquets of 2-3 flowers look amazing! so simple. That is what I plan to do. I have also seen inexpensive silk bouquets that look just as nice as the real thing.

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Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m doing the flowers for a friend’s wedding and she’s having 5 roses per girl, and we’re getting them at a wholesale nursery in the area.  Her total flower bill (9 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouguets, her bouquet, toss bouquet, bouts for the guys, and corsages) came to just over $100 not counting supplies like tape.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Calla lilies look beautiful by themselves. Have you thought about doing silk flowers instead? I know some pretty good websites or you could always check out Michaels! OR I’ve heard of girls having their BMs hold candles which I think would be adorable for an evening wedding!

Post # 10
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818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

It’s possible. How many girls do you have? Remember, she’s got 9 girls and 9 guys.

Post # 12
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818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Bouts are easy for guys, only 1 flower needed per. As for corsages, 1-3 flowers will look nice.  Have you thought about fabric flower bouts? They might be a good option for you and give you a great keepsake. Pocket squares can be about $8-15 if bought through a tux place. If you can do about 4 flowers per girl, that’s 24 and 12 for you, you might be able to do everything for $50-75 depending on the type of flower. Go with something in season and see if a grocery store can order them in for you to guarantee that they’ll be there. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d suggest going to a local grocery store. We’re getting our flowers for around $350, that includes 4 bouquets and plenty of bouts.

Post # 14
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

check out sams club and costco, they sell bulk floral for good prices

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

It will also depend on what kind of flowers you use — look into baby’s breath bouquets (they’re beautiful, IMO, and you can go big and poufy for not a lot of money!), carnations are one of the cheaper flowers (and pretty hearty since you’ll be DIYing), stock is beautiful and very full so a few stems goes a lot further.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Also check on what is in season during your wedding.  If you can find something that is in season, you will save a lot of money.  For example, sunflowers is april are incredibly expensive but are more reasonable in July, August, September.  I’m getting all of my flowers from a local flower farm for 20 center pieces (DIY), 10 bouts, 2 corsages and my bouquet for $350.  (she is going to do the assembly of the bouts, corsages and bouquet).  A large bucket of flowers can run from $50-75 which would give you more than enough flowers for your bouquets. 

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